Saturday, January 21, 2012

see beauty

i'm ready for this. ready to bursting.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

change is inevitable.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

a photo a day ...

times are busy and full around here as i dismantle things and prepare for john's three-day visit and then moving day, so maybe posts around here will be short ....

rising above the mess, i thought about future times, both dreamy and practical. there was sunshine in those places.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I'm adding to the list of new year's intentions:

Cook a recipe once a week. Chances are I'll do it way more than that once I settle in to a teaching job in the Philly area, but this one is so important to me so I'd like to make it achievable. I miss being in the kitchen more than I am now, and being purposeful yet meditative, and producing a healthy, delicious result -- and now I can do that for two! I'm so excited to cook for my love!

 Tomorrow I actually begin the physical process of packing, having already sold off a few items of furniture. I will also reserve the U-Haul this week.

To prepare myself mentally, I've treated myself to a few vintage mixing bowls ... and a cup of hot ginger-pear tea from Trader Joe's. I will post pics of the bowls tomorrow or this week sometime when the light is better (it's getting dark out now).

This is an incredibly busy time upstairs in my mind and heart. I'm hoping to figure a more regular yoga practice and daily meditation/reading into that mix to keep things (like emotions) more balanced.

Hope your week, too, is blessed with love and light.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

new year, new intentions.

There's a lot of new around here, actually ....
entry steps, philadelphia art museum

 Has it really been over a MONTH since I last blogged? I guess life just has not been standing still as in years past. It's a very transitional year, in so many ways ... I said a couple of necessary good-byes, worked my first (and, turns out, last in KY) Montessori lead teacher job, went to school for my master's, obtained my master's, and met and started dating the man of my dreams!

Now ... I'm leaving Kentucky in a month. The man ... has said ... he wants to marry me! Oh, yes. I mean, we have some livin' it up to do first, but ... when you know, you know. And we both know. I'm so happy to be moving closer to him. Oh, more about him in another post ... Oh, and in case you weren't clear, he asked me. And I said YES!!! It's unofficial, of course ... I need a ring (heeeee!!) and a father's permission. But it was the sweetest, most natural, most loving, proposal ever and you know it's real when he's asking you 'cause he just can't keep it in .....

 I spent Christmas and New Year's traveling to see my boyfriend, my parents, my grandparents, and my very best friends. I saw where I'll be working in Philly. I did some knitting, not a lot, and more reading.
flowers, redding terminal market, philadelphia

 Actually, I came here to jot down, per custom, some of my new year's intentions. I try to keep it simple. so .....

write a letter or send a package once a month (i didn't do this last year and REALLY want to try this).

join the postcard project (google it ... very cool idea!).

go back to portland to visit my best friend

learn to sew (grr this one keeps getting carried over year to year!!)

faithfully save 10 percent of each paycheck

do yoga regularly

i'll add to that, maybe, but ... that's enough, for me. I'm likely to be starting a new job at some point this year (teaching, please!!) and settling in to a new part of the country, and finding a new place to nest, and making new friends, and making his friends, and figuring out where the yoga/knitting/hiking is, and riding the train two little hours to NYC (hee), and well ... that all just tends to keep one very busy indeed.

did i mention he also dreams of living in the vermont mountains one day ... ?? ah, yes, a keeper for sure ...

happy new year to you all. love and light. be easy on yourself. my big mantra for the year: go easy. have fun. live it up!!

xo xo xo,


p.s. i'm getting MARRIED!!!!!!!